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Nursery Admissions: Parents shifting their Houses Nearby to their Preferred Schools, says ASSOCHAM

Jan 9, 2014 17:23 IST

    As per the data revealed by ASSOCHAM, around 32% of parents living in rented house are keen on shifting within the 6 KM radius of "more popular schools" in Delhi-NCR in order to elevate the prospects of their kids getting admission in their preferred school.

    The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Of India (ASSOCHAM) recently analyzed It through a survey conducted by the bodyon "Nursery admission procedures are taking away the innocence of pre-schooling" which revealed that this plan is mostly taken up bythose parents who are residing in a rented house in Delhi-NCR.

    With more than 21% of parents living in a rented house have already shifted to the areas with more numbers of "renowned schools" such as Dwarka, VasantKunj, Rajendra Nagar, Rohini among others.

    The survey also revealed that other parents are under the process to shift to those areas where the concentration of 'good' schools is greater. They have also asked their brokers to find a suitable accommodationaccordingly.

    The survey was conducted on a sample of 2,500 parents living in Delhi-NCR. The findings brought the fact that majority of these parents are aiming to transfer to areas such as Dwarka, VasantKunj, Rajendra Nagar, Rohini etc. due to more number of schools running within the vicinity.

    The majority of parents explained the reason for shifting that according to the current directives, the ‘nearness’ of school from residence is the criterion that fetches the highest points in kid’s favor for offering admission seat.The only parameter allowed is 'distance' based on the neighborhood concept.

    DS Rawat, secretary general of ASSOCHAM, explained while releasing the report that the parents have now become anxious for securing a Nursery admission seat for their toddlers in a reputed Primary Schools, who possess limited number of seats.

    The neighbourhood criteria under which a kid’s residence if held within 3 kilometers radius from the school will make him/her get 20 points for admissions, is the chief reason of parents rushing to shift their houses near to school’s location, pointed out the survey.

    Rising fee for the prospectus, admission form and the entire admission procedure widespread in most of privately managed schools in metropolitan cities has shaken the budget of even well earning families.

    The chamber estimated that more than 60 million children are taken admission in private schools who charges exorbitant fees.

    Due to the introduction of the lopsided point system by the government,many parents are under pressure to go forthe management seats for the admission of their kids. These seats cost Rs. 1.5 lakh and above, told majority of the respondents. For the same parents are even forced to file for the loan.

    The survey of 2,500 parents reveal that nearly 28% are in struggle to get a personal loan, while many are already alongside paying for a home loan which makes it more difficult for them to survive under such circumstances, conveyed the respondents.

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